Clovis, California offers an exciting array of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, from exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to delving into history and shopping. Here are some of our favorite places to hang out around our Clovis campus!
Old Town Clovis
Downtown Clovis invites visitors with its rich history and modern selection of shops, restaurants, and more. The town of Clovis was founded in 1891, with the downtown area built in 1912, providing an interesting time capsule of where we’ve been and where we still can go.
This eclectic collection of local business owners often hosts engaging events and activities, including a farmer’s market, craft beer crawl, vintage market, and more. There’s always something happening in Old Town Clovis!
Sierra National Forest
For a day trip with fresh air and breathtaking views, nature lovers can take respite in the Sierra National Forest, sitting just west of the Sierra National Mountain Range and in close proximity to Yosemite National Park.
During summer, hikers can enjoy a beautiful array of local flora and fauna, as well as fresh-water fishing, picnicking, biking, and camping. Winter brings views of snow-capped mountains in addition to an exhilarating skiing area.
Clovis Commons Shopping Center
Across the street from our Clovis campus sits the Clovis Commons, a vibrant shopping area that makes running errands or hanging out with friends an enjoyable way to spend a day. Featuring both national chains such as Starbucks and Target, as well as local favorites such as Mahs Teriyaki Express, there are several ways to explore new options while checking things off your to-do list.
Clovis Botanical Gardens
For those looking for a peaceful retreat in between classes, check out the Clovis Botanical Gardens. This serene, beautifully maintained conservation area features a wide array of plant specialties, including a cactus garden, Mediterranean garden, a sensory garden, and other areas to reflect and relax.
There’s even a children’s garden where budding horticulturists can learn about conservation and local wildlife. The gardens are free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.